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Furniture Products Safety Guide

Understanding electrical safety for furnishings can help mitigate risks and challenges in the furniture industry.

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The furniture industry is rapidly changing. As a result, furniture manufacturers and their supply chains face many challenges concerning safety and compliance. For example, as more people work remotely and e-learning opportunities expand, the need has grown for electrified furnishings, furniture that consumers can easily move and adapt for different uses and environments, and a new hybrid residential-commercial (or “resimercial”) furniture segment. With these trends come additional safety considerations, such as flammability, chemical content and chemical emissions.

Taking action to learn about the safety landscape surrounding these products helps you minimize furniture products’ potential safety hazards and build your customers’ trust in your products. Keeping safety considerations in mind when designing products and using certified components helps minimize recalls, lost sales and finances, and the damage to your brand reputation that may result from injury or property destruction.

UL’s experts have shared their insights in our complimentary furniture product safety guide. In the guide, you will find:

  • An overview identifying common risk categories for the potential hazards involving furniture products, including a summary of various UL Standards for furnishings and how they may apply to your products
  • An understanding of design for compliance and the safety details to consider when designing products, including the importance of certified components
  • Suggested certification programs help minimize the potential risks associated with furniture products
  • Other useful resources

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